Movie review: 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Posted at 5:44 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 19:44:32-04

FOX 13's Steve Oldfield loved the first "Borat" film. With the newly-released sequel, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," he's not so sure.

When the original "Borat" came out 14 years ago, I said it was the funniest movie I'd ever seen. It was my favorite film of 2006.

Fourteen years later, Borat's back, once again duping people like Rudy Giuliani. He also crashed an event with the vice president.

This time, it's almost like Borat's an operative for the Democratic Party — poking fun of all things Trump and making the president's supporters look like rednecks and racists.

To me, the best parts of the movie are scenes with Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova as his daughter.

They're great together, and she gets some of the biggest laughs as a wild child being groomed to be a gold digger.

Sacha Baron Cohen delivers some trademark cringe-worthy scenes that make you laugh out of shock or nerves. But I honestly laughed a lot less than the first movie.

I give them "B" for effort, and Maria gets a solid "A."

She's great, but the movie's just okay, and it won't make my top 10 even in this wild and crazy year.